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Jackson Browne - The Pretender (Chord)
Album: The Pretender (1976)
Submitter: twizzle05 (85) on 2/12/05
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The Pretender--Jackson Browne

INTRO: G  C 2x

VERSE:

          G                                        C
I'm gonna rent myself a house in the shade of the freeway
      G                                      D           C
Gonna pack my lunch in the mornin, and go to work each day
             G              C                G                     C
And when the evenin rolls around, I'll go on home and lay my body down
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                        C  G7   Am7 G7
I'll get up and do it again,     A-men
         C   G7 Am7 G7
Say it again,    A-men

          G                                             C
I want to know what became of the changes we waited for love to bring
          G                                       D       C
Were they only the fitful dreams of some greater awakening
          G                      C                  G                       C
I've beem aware of the time goin by they say in the end it's the wink of an eye
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                          C  G7 Am7 G7   C  G7 Am7  G7
You'll get up and do it again,   A-men


CHORUS:
                   D                        C                      Em  Bm7
Caught between the longing for love and the struggle for legal tender
           C                
Where the sirens sing and the churchbells ring
        Em7     Em
And the junkman pounds his fender
          C                      G
Where the veterans dream of the fight
     Bm7                   Em
Fast asleep at the traffic light
        A7               Em6/G                      D     Em  D
And the children solemly wait for the ice-cream vender
             C                   D                Em  
Out into the cool of the evening strolls the pretender
              C                   D              G          G 
He knows that all his hopes and dreams begin and end there

BRIDGE:
C                                     G
Ah the lovers a they run through the night
C                                    Em
Leaving nothing but to chose off and fight
    Bm7         G/B                   C
And tear at the world with all their might
           G/B                 Em7                D
While the ships bearing their dreams sail out of sight


VERSE:

          G                                       C
I'm gonna find myself a girl who can show me what laughter means
           G                                          D                C
Then we'll fill in the missing colors in each other's paint by number dreams
               G                    C 
And then we'll put our dark glasses on 
               G                          C                           
and we'll make love until our strength is gone
             G                             D
And when the morning light comes streaming in
                          C  G7 Am7 G7              C  G7 Am7  G7
You'll get up and do it again,           get it up again


CHORUS:

               D                C                          Em  Bm7
I'm gonna be a happy idiot, and struggle for the legal tender
          C                                       Em
Where the ads take aim, and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
     C                       G             Bm7                  Em  
And believe in whatever may lie, in those things that money can buy
       A7              Em6/G              D      Em-D
Though true love could have been a contender
        C            D                     Em
Are you there, say a prayer, for the pretender
            C                     D                G
Who started out so young and strong only to surrender

G                        C
Say a prayer for the pretender
G                        C
Are you there for the pretender
G                         C
Say a prayer for the pretender
G                        C
Are you there for the pretender
G                         C
Are you prepared for the pretender


G7 	 320001
Am7 	 x02010
Bm7 	 x24432
Em7 	 022030
A7  	 x02020
Em6/G 	 3x2020
G/B 	 x20033 
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